Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Journey to the South Pacific, Tornado Alley, Humpback Wales and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through May 17 Benito Huerta: Axis Mundi v.2 exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Local artist Benito Huerta strives to expand the boundaries of art by creating works that are symbolic, interactive, and relevant to viewers. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 23 Fort Worth Museum of Science and History-Reel Adventures features Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Classes resume at Hogwarts! Enter your name in the Goblet of Fire, then enjoy various tournament activities before the full length feature film begins in the Omni Theater, an IMAX® dome. Explore science activities based on your favorite Hogwarts courses such as Advanced Potions, Dark Arts with Light Painting, Quidditch techniques, Muggle Magic and more. Come dressed in your favorite house robes or Triwizard gear. No dementors allowed! For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Through May 23 I and You at Circle Theatre. Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door, carrying a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. When these two let down their guard and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that brought them together. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040 or www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
Through May 24 The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass at the Kimbell Art Museum. See a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. Enjoy 37 Impressionist to post–World War II paintings and sculptures from artist like Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Matisse, Chagall and Rothko and sculptures by Rodin. The exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 24 Urinetown at Theatre Arlington. This Tony-Award-winning musical has the most awful title in theater history, but this funny, innovative, big-hearted musical will leave you cheering and humming new tunes. In an attempt to regulate water consumption, Urinetown (a mythical, bad place) has outlawed the use of private toilets. Tickets $20. Performances Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org, 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through May 31 Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum. Paintings by George Catlin, the influential 19th century American Indian painter. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. See web site for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through May 31 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. May’s showings: 3 Hearts-May 1-3, Clouds of Sils Maria-May 8-10, White Gold-May 15-17, Lambert and Stamp-May 22-24, Dark Star: HR Giger’s World-May 29-31. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through May 31 Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness Exhibition at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Explore the mind through the art of photography with sound. It brings true human stories to life. Through exquisite imagery and the subjects’ own voices, photographer Michael Nye gives us an exhibit that defies the labels and overcomes the stigma. He allows us to move past our fears and biases by meeting people with mental illnesses. Due to the serious subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Admission is free. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Through June 28 Focus exhibit: Mario Garcia Torres at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Mexico City based artist Mario García Torres creates cinematic narratives that explore obscure histories and personalities associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s. He presents his projects in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, and he often uses antiquated technology, such as 16-mm film and slide projections, to parallel the era he is revisiting. $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Aug. 2 Audubon’s Beasts: At Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 2 American Still Life exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition showcases 60 works from the museum’s collection of still lifes and is organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812). See the works of William Harnett, John Frederic Peto, Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and more. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 23 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features Framing Desire: Photography and Video. This exhibition showcases over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection. The artists use their medium in ways that transcend what the imagery literally depicts to intensify the idea of desire. Interweaving the documentary, subjective, and symbolic, these artists address sexuality, gender, longing, catharsis, and transgression, among other subjects. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Nov. 14 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out who done it! All predictions indicate laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
*1,*2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave. *Benefitting the Chris Kyle Memorial Fund.
2,9,16,23,30 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
8,22 Artful Readings at Kimbell Art Museum. The selection for the evening is The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson. Participants explore connections in the literary and visual arts through group discussions and special presentations on selected books. Includes wine and light refreshments, as well as a 20% discount on Artful Readings selections in the Museum Shop. Lecture begins 5:30 p.m. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
14 Billy Bob’s Texas-Zac Wilkerson. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Restless Heart. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
15,16,17 Rach 2 presented by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Energized by the 2008 elections, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Adam Schoenberg describes his American Symphony as an homage to our past and a forward look to a brighter future. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 525 Commerce St.
15,16,17 Main Street Fest in Downtown Grapevine. Kick off American Craft Beer week by attending pre-festival Craft Brew Dinners at local Grapevine restaurants to pair craft beers with a variety of foods chosen by the brewmaster and chefs. Main Street Fest features a unique lineup of marketplace and artisan vendors, plus family activities such as stage shows, museum exhibits, and live entertainment. Festival hours and ticket options vary, see website for details. Weekend passes are $15. Souvenir weekend passes are $20. Complimentary shuttles run continuously from designated parking lots. For more information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 636 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
16 Billy Bob’s Texas-Bob Schneider. Tickets $12 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18-24 The 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational-The golf tourney goliath returns to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth to celebrate its 69th anniversary. The prestigious Tour event draws top players from all over the world. Defending champion Adam Scott will take on all challengers for the $6.5 million purse. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 817-927-4280, www.CrownePlazaInvitational.com.
20 Wednesday Series: Art in Context at Kimbell Art Museum. Lecture topic: Bourgeois or Galant: Chardin and the Question of Fashion. Lecturer is Denise Amy Baxter, interim associate dean and associate professor of art history, Department of Art Education and Art History, University of North Texas, Denton. These lectures are part of a continuing series to introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell. Free admission. No reservations required. Seating is limited. Lecture begins 12:30 p.m. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jamie Richards. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Swon Brothers. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22-24 Levitt Pavilion- 4th Annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival. Three evenings of music and food in the heart of Downtown Arlington. Austin’s Hayes Carll kicks things off on Friday with wildly-literate songs about life. On Saturday, rock out with Soul Asylum, 1994 Grammy Award winners for Best Rock Song, “Runaway Train.” Lone Star country/rock singer/songwriter Charlie Robison wraps up the festival on Sunday. Admission free. For more information, www.levittpavilionarlington.org. Levitt Pavilion, 505 E. Border St., Arlington, TX 76010.
22-Aug. 23 Located by Globe Life Park in Arlington and for the very first time anywhere in the U.S., Fantasy In Sand™ features intricate, hand-carved sand sculptures, some 20-feet tall, from 3 million pounds of sand. The main attractions include the “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, sculptures of some of our nation’s most notable landmarks in “America the Beautiful” as well as the largest indoor sandbox in Texas (2,000 sq.-ft.) all taking place within a 20,000 sq.-ft. air-conditioned tent. For more information, see advertisement on pages 10 & 11 or go to www.FantasyInSand.com.
23 Billy Bob’s Texas-Josh Turner. Tickets $16, $40 & $50. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
23-Sept. 7 Design Zone at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. This highly interactive, hands-on exhibition lets visitors learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. The exhibit is organized into three thematic zones, all highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
27-31 The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. “Hilarious” is the only way to describe this 90-minute look at the age old question: “What do women want?” Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sam Riggs. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-JB and The Moonshine Band. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
29-June 14 Lonestar and Laundry & Bourbon at Runway Theater. Written as companion pieces, these two one-act plays center around a trio of “good ole boys” and their wives. Set in small town Texas on any other hot summer Saturday, these couples allow us in to see their discontent, and their lives surrounding their favorite alcohol…a little Lone Star for the men and a little bourbon and Coke for the women. This witty comedy reminds us that boys will be boys and the women that love them will love them through thick and thin. Rated R. Performances at Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St. Grapevine, 76051.
29-June 28 Jubilee Theatre presents, Sunset Baby. Kenyatta Shakur, former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner, is desperate to reconnect with his estranged daughter Nina. If Kenyatta truly wants to reconcile his past, he must first conquer his most challenging revolution of all… fatherhood. For tickets, performance times and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org, 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-3rd Annual Burning Bubba Festival. Tickets $20 & $35. Gates open at 3 p.m., music begins at 4 p.m. featuring Whiskey Myers, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, Honky, Holy Moly Rider. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30-June 7 Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Casa Mañana Theater: Follow the incredible journey of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame during the golden days of rock ’n’ roll, to his untimely death in 1959. Dubbed the “World’s Most Successful Rock Musical,” Buddy will have you dancing in the aisles with rousing hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll be the Day” and “Maybe Baby.” This play is suitable for most audiences. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.